THE starter-kit
tools and adhesive mortar

You start in mosaic and you wonder which tools to acquire?

Here is my selection adapted to the techniques that I teach in the workshop and on the online courses.

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This complete kit to start working with smalti and martelline marble is very complete:

It contains a 750 g martelline with double tungsten carbide tip with its wooden handle, a straight tweezers with fine points, a painter's spatula, a steel slicer to be fixed on the wooden block , a bag of gray adhesive mortar of 5kg, a bag of adhesive-white mortar of 5 kg and a container of latex of 5 kg.

Highly recommended kit with its slicer to be installed on a wooden block (installation video online soon in the online mosaic course for beginners). It allows all types of materials and different thicknesses to be worked while remaining very stable.

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This complete kit to start working with smalti and martelline marble is very complete:

It contains a 750 g martelline with double tungsten carbide tip with its wooden handle, a straight tweezers with fine points, a painter's spatula, a steel slicer on a small metal base to put on , a bag of gray adhesive mortar of 5kg, a bag of adhesive-white mortar of 5 kg and a container of latex of 5 kg.

Kit with slicer on a metal base, recommended only if you cannot afford or accommodate a log. Also useful if you have to travel often with your equipment. Be careful, however, choose a stable and robust support to put it down, pay attention to the final height of your cutting device (generally 70/75 cm from the base of the slicer to the ground if you work seated).

You can also find all items for retail purchase on the Italian site

https://www.giacomelloweb.it/

other useful tools

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Very useful for cutting glass, stained glass, tiffany glass, mirror ... up to 1 cm thick.

Less precise than a good use of martelline but very complementary for certain materials and very great cutting comfort.

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The most classic pliers for cutting thin materials.

Complementary to the Montolit pliers, useful for trimming.

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Ideal for spreading mortar over large surfaces and for finishing (edges of paintings in visible adhesive mortar, smooth but also textured).

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Very powerful pigments to color your mortars, for exterior and interior work.

Confections of 500g, excellent quality / quantity / price ratio.

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Great alternative if you only work very thin glass / smalti or have wrist issues or other arm or shoulder weaknesses.

Double tungsten carbide tip.

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The hammer for muscular beginners! Very useful for educating the arm for good fall off and useful for cutting hard and thick materials. Double tungsten carbide tip. Don't forget to order the wooden handle!

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

The reference of the martelline of intermediate weight 750g is included in the starter-kit, you can find it in detail on the site   https://www.giacomelloweb.it/

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A small glass cutter from a very good brand to trace the cut of your smalti plates, but also for cutting tiffany glass, mirrors, American glass etc. For more cutting precision you can soak the wheel in cutting oil .

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It is positioned at the end of the line and facilitates the complete breaking of the glass, it allows to force the scratch and open the glass cleanly, without debris. Ideal for narrow strips or long straight cuts. For the finishes you can use a notching pliers.

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Heavy martelline 950g

Wonderful tool for grinding imperfect parts. works for both glass and marble. Thanks to its water tank it does not make dust, is not very noisy and it can be used by anyone because its wheel is not abrasive to the skin. Very safe.

In addition to the purchase of a grinder, Verrosaïque offers you 1 kilo of glass to prove yourself!

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You can also find all items for retail purchase on the Italian site

https://www.giacomelloweb.it/